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The transferred life of George Eliot : the biography of a novelist

Author: Philip Davis
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Reading George Eliot's work was described by one Victorian critic as 'the feeling of entering the confessional in which she sees and hears all the secrets of human psychology-that roar which lies on the other side of silence.' This new biography of George Eliot goes beyond the much-told story of her life. It gives an account of what it means to become a novelist, and to think like a novelist: in particular a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: George Eliot; George Eliot; George Eliot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Davis
ISBN: 9780199577378 0199577374
OCLC Number: 974208055
Description: 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Family likenesses, 1819-42 --
The valley of humiliation: The single woman, 1840-51 --
Three translations --
The two loves of 1852: 1. Herbert Spencer --
The two loves of 1852: 2. George Henry Lewes --
'The first time' in the 'new era': Scenes of clerical life, 1856-7 --
Adam Bede: 'The other side of the commonplace', 1857-9 --
The Mill on the floss: 'My problems are purely psychical', 1859-60: Psychology and the levels of thought --
'Great facts have struggled to find a voice': The toll of the 1860s --
Middlemarch: Realism and thoughtworld, 1869-71 --
Daniel Deronda: The great transmitter and the last experiment, 1873-6.
Responsibility: Philip Davis.

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This new biography of George Eliot is not just the story of her life. It gives an account of what it means to become a novelist, and to think like a novelist. Philip Davis enables you not only to see  Read more...

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